All reports stated we tried trading Chandler in the offseason but couldn't find a taker. Gambo has verified that, for what it's worth. In addition to that, no one liked the idea of adding Austin Rivers too much either. That deal wasn't about Rivers, we didn't need a disgruntled vet on the bench to replace the disgruntled vet on our team in Ariza. That deal was all about adding young talent to replace Ariza and Oubre provided all that Ariza was supposed to and more. Even though he is so young he was a veteran amongst our other players and stepped up as a leader. Oubre was a great addition. Since we have no clue how far the trade with Marshon/Dillon Brooks had gone it's unfair to blame Jones for it. He called it off when Memphis tried pulling a fast one and I don't see how he can be faulted for another team's shady behavior. I don't understand why a GM gets so much hate for something they didn't do. What could Jones have done to avoid that? It could have happened to another GM easily. If Daryl Morey had been involved in that no one would blame him for saying "No, that's not the player we want so I'm not making that deal. We discussed Dillon, you know the one Brooks that you sent medical reports on, why would we ask for those for him and then try to acquire Marshon?" Again, it was reported by a few sources that the Suns had requested those medical files a few days before the deal. That also backs up the idea that the Memphis GM tried pulling some shady business. An inexperienced goof would have been taken advantage of, Jones wasn't, he made it all work. Who ended up getting excluded from that deal? Memphis. We got the player from Washington that they asked more for just a day earlier. They wanted a pair of 2nd's from Memphis for him to be sent out in the deal that involved Ariza going to Washington. Because of the mistake the Suns paid less than the Wizards initially requested. Again, I don't see how Jones can be faulted for getting a player for less than his team was asking a day prior. In regards to Rivers, players cannot be traded for 60 days after they've already been dealt unless they are traded all by themselves. They cannot be put in a package deal with other players so if we wanted to trade Rivers we couldn't really sweeten the pot for him by including another player because that's against league rules. Sixty days after he was dealt to Phoenix fell after the trade deadline also so keeping him would have done nothing except adding a player who didn't want to be here to our bench. Waiving him when we did helped build some good will around the league with other players and sent the message that we don't want players that don't want to be here, that's why we dealt Ariza in the first place. it's not like we needed another wing like Oubre since we had another win in Ariza.